If you have been in any type of automobile accident it is important that you contact an attorney immediately to preserve and protect your rights. Even if you believe the accident is minor and that there are no injuries, a lawyer can quickly help you navigate the muddy waters of dealing with your insurance company and the insurance company of the at-fault driver.
While minor fender benders have always been a common occurrence, the number of serious auto accidents is on the rise. The common causes of accidents are:
- drug or alcohol use,
- driving too slowly,
- reckless driving,
- failure to obey signs and signals,
- aggressive driving
Regardless, an auto accident can leave you seriously hurt, permanently injured and financially destitute. The residual effects of an accident can be permanent and life changing. Auto accident victims often suffer serious mental trauma in addition to physical pain.
If you are a victim of an automobile accident, you have the right to seek compensation for both financial and non-financial damages. You can recover the following damages:
- lost wages,
- loss of potential future income,
- property damage,
- pain and suffering,
- mental anguish